Neil McNeill created Medicine Bear Healing Arts with the intention of
offering clients an integrated healing experience tailored to individual
Neil holds a Mastery Certification in Reflexology from the Seattle
Reflexology & Massage Center. He is a practicing member of the
International Reflexology Association, a professional member of the
Washington Reflexology Association, a Second Degree Reiki practitioner,
and a registered counselor in Washington State.
Neilís interdisciplinary interests include craniosacral therapy, polarity
therapy and subtle energies, Native American and shamanic belief systems,
and consciousness studies. He is based in Seattle, Washington.
About the Healing Arts
Please be aware that these techniques are not a
substitute for proper medical diagnosis, prognosis, or prescription.
Always consult a licensed physician with regard to illness, injury, or
Reflexology has been practiced in one form or another for
nearly five thousand years. Modern reflexology is both an art and a
science which views your feet and hands as roadmaps to your entire body.
Points on those maps represent your body's various organs, glands and
systems. During a session, the reflexologistís hands provide gentle
pressure to these specific points, reflexively soothing the nervous
system. This can ease physical and mental tension, promote circulation,
and support the body's own natural healing response. During a session,
most clients experience profound relaxation. Afterwards, a greater sense
of physical and energetic connectedness can last for hours or days. The
effects of reflexology are cumulative, so having regular sessions can help
you restore and maintain your natural state of health and well-being.
Energy Medicine includes many non-invasive therapies and
techniques that work with the body's naturally generated electrical field.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes this naturally produced energy (chi
or qi) flows through the body in pathways, or meridians. Traditional East
Indian medicine locates this energy in specific energy centers called
chakras. In both systems, this energy also surrounds the body. Stress,
injury, and illness can damage the energy pathways or centers. When this
happens, physical symptoms can begin to appear -- fatigue, anxiety,
depression and more. During a session, one or more methods might be used
to strengthen and repair the energy field. These techniques may include
Reiki, therapeutic touch, craniosacral therapy, still point induction,
chakra therapy, and simple visualization and meditation techniques. Using
the bodyís energy centers and pathways to soothe and improve the natural
energy field can boost your ability to balance and heal yourself.
can help you identify, clarify, and
bring wholeness and balance to current life issues, by bringing awareness
and respect of the sacred Spirit present in all things. Neil's own
spiritual life is grounded in the teachings and practices of Plains and
Southwest Native Americans, who believed that Bear was the Father of all
healing and medicine. This perspective, along with his focus as a
registered counselor in the state of Washington, is what he offers to